Low income health care card
Eligibility basics: Most Australian students under the income test limits are eligible, even if they are not eligible for other Centrelink help.
Benefits: Reduced healthcare costs and discounts on medicines, car rego, public transport, and on utility bills.
What you need to do: Visit the low income health care card website for more details.
Student start-up loan
Eligibility basics: Eligible students who get Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy living allowance.
Loan amount: $1,077. You can get the loan up to 2 times a year, once each loan period.
What you need to do: Visit the student start-up loan website for more details.
Education entry payment
Eligibility basics: Students who have had a selected non-study related Centrelink payment for the last 12 months.
Benefit: Lump sum taxable payment of $208 a year.
What you need to do: Visit the education entry payment website for more details.
Eligibility basics: Students who are recipients of Youth allowance, Austudy, Abstudy or Newstart. Students must not live with their parents and pay a minimum rent amount.
Benefit: Depends on how much rent you pay (living on your own or shared) and whether you have dependent children.
What you need to do: Visit the rent assistance website for more details.